by Darryl, 02/13/2013, 2:40 PM

Think of this as a compilation of the highlights from Rubio’s SOTU response….

The only flaw comes at the end. Isn’t that exit-smile bizarre?

(Via slog)

9 Responses to “The best of Rubio”

1. Deathfrogg spews:

Just another run-of-the-mill sociopath with a cranial-colonic recursion.

In other words, a Republican.

2. YLB spews:

Didn’t Rubio say he still lives in a “working class” neighborhood???

That’s why he’s put his house on the market for $675,000…

http://curbed.com/archives/2013/02/13/inside-senator-marco-rubios-miami-home-asking-675k.php

Why raise the minimum wage? Any burger flipper can afford that!

3. Steve spews:

That video is truly funny. Marco “Not Ready for Primetime Until I Get Me Some Water” Rubio only had a few minutes to make an impression on the nation and it looks like he used one of those minutes just smacking his lips and the rest of them playing to a dwindling base.

Rubio blew it, obviously, for both himself and the party, but Rand Paul’s speech about Rand Paul might have been even funnier and more cringe-worthy. What’s amazing is that these guys actually believe that they are ready for the big stage, to assume the reigns of power. It must be the bubbles they live in that lead to such delusions.

4. Roger Rabbit spews:

The Republicans are as clueless as ever. McConnell called Obama’s speech “liberal boilerplate.” What did he expect, the Romney Manifesto? These handmaidens of privilege still don’t get it: America doesn’t want their radical anti-worker and anti-middle class agenda.

5. YLB spews:

And Rubio voted NO on the Violence Against Women Act, a clear marker of his membership in the right wing extremist caucus..

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/13/1186822/-Republican-senators-bravely-stand-up-for-the-rights-of-rapists-and-abusers

Total moron.

6. Joe stegner spews:

It was obvious that sen. Rubio was under stress. He wiped his right side of this face several times and his forehead at least once before going for the water

7. Chris spews:

I don’t get it. What’s the big deal about drinking some water? Seriously?

@6 yeah, that part was bad. Still, I though I don’t get drinking water. Does drinking water disqualify someone from politics?

9. rhp6033 spews:

Personally, I don’t see a problem with taking a drink of water, especially if giving a long speech.

But it’s considered poor video skills if done on-camera for any length of time. You didn’t see President Obama doing that. For better or worse, TV image is important to getting elected to a nationwide political office, going back to the 1960 election. Look at Kennedy vs. Nixon (1960), Reagan vs. Carter (1980), etc.

To me, Rubio comes across on the video as being much younger and less impressive than he had been built up to be. These have nothing to do with his substance or policies, only his image. This might hurt him in a national campaign, unless his opponant has an even worse video image than he does.

But unless something really changes within the Republican Party, I don’t see Rubio being the candidate for president in 2016. He won’t get past the primaries – the Tea Party will turn on him for his comments favoring immigration reform.